both of these apply. Being in Varosha puts Petros within range of enemy rifles, handguns, and grenades allowing for him to be shot at.
Being in Varosha, by virtue of being in a place where he is seen as the enemy, causes him to be shot at. If he were digging up the past in another area, digging up the past would not cause him to be shot at.
It's not just process leads to conflict. There are many different and yet equally accurate words to connect process to conflict.
To show Joanna that, while Elias would not go back to Varosha for her, he, Petros will.
Because the Turks are occupying the land and keeping the Greeks out.
He tries to justify not attacking by saying he's not supposed to be there and he will get in trouble. I believe he is later told to get rid of Petros to get rid of a problem the higher ups don't really know what to do with either.
i'm missing something here. To me this played out with you saying the past had to play out in exactly one way in order for the argument to be made, then I said it didn't have to play out in exactly one way, and now you're saying that you agree and that that's why I'm wrong?
My answer is they seem fairly subjective and I don't know your precise meaning of those words. And also that my subjective experience of the novel while reading has no bearing on the storyform.
Past would look like the major characters going into a restaurant and the waiter saying "you guys lost the battle, we don't serve losers here, get out." In this case, having a past "losing the battle" leads to present conflict. Or maybe someone who's never battled for Greece not being trusted within the army.
Or there is a moment where Petros uncovers the past about his family's inheritance causing turmoil for Petros. But i'm pretty sure that falls more under Learning for Petros.
Past would look like having been somewhere you weren't supposed to be causing you conflict.
Present conflict would look like being somewhere you're not supposed to be causing you conflict.
Past would look like uncovering the Past leading to being shot (I know, sounds super close, right? Except Petros is searching for the photograph of the past for Joana...the MC throughline...and he's not doing it to uncover the past, but to show Joanna that he will do it where Elias wouldn't, that he's not a coward).
Present would look like going into a dangerous area and being spotted the enemy.
Past would look like honoring the dead kids memory leading to conflict ("stop honoring dead kids and live in the present, Petros! Look to the future!")
Present would look like fulfilling someone's last wish (Hey, you can't put that flag there! Someone shoot him!)